| As this location is my favourite, and photography being my passion, this is one of the best I have seen so far. Whether time has been spent in stitching or just the lens type, I feel you have taken some time, working on the composition. Colour & lighting are excellent, and I don't even mind the curvature. Excellent.|
| brilliant shot|
| *sigh* I just looooove castlerigg and this picture really says it all for me!!|
| atmospheric and awesome|
|Andy B |
| Philip, as with wayland's photo, can you describe what photo processing you have used on this - thanks|
| Hello Andy, this was my workflow:|
The panorama stitched from eight separate RAW photos (each in portrait format).
Cropping and size adjustments.
Local levels, lighting and contrast balancing adjustments.
Cleaning up blemishes and sharpening.
However, this was produced for a fine print – I tweaked it for weeks. Entering it for the competition was only an afterthought. The ‘enhancement’ debate is interesting. If by enhancement you mean fastidious attention to formal elements such as composition, luminosity, contrast and colour, I would argue that this is the photographers’ art. If, however you mean altering the content of the picture, I would say not guilty, although I wouldn’t avoid such things as retouching a stray visitor or a smear on the lens. I think the power of an image has to be found, and each picture should be judged on its merits.
Hope this helps!
| I am glad Andy let us use a little (in your case a lot of) artistic skill, this is a great shot (s) Philip and has taken me to the place again - I can feel the breeze! I think I voted for you for that reason. Good stuff and thank you. Maia |
| Agree with maia, but along with many others, haven't manipulated our images. Is this not a little unfair? Spirit of place should provide all you need in your photos.|
|Andy B |
| Category *A* Second Prize Winner, Congratulations!|
| absolutly brilliant.|
| What a moment, beautiful|
| Beautiful, the fusion of old stones and modern image knowledge|
| gets my aproval exellent!|
| the whole bottom part is a clone brush abuse. i d love to see that fine print!|
| What an amazing picture it is so atmospheric, well done :-)|
| Beautiful,beautiful picture taken by someone with a deep reverence and connection to the land and spirit of place. The neolithic people would be proud of you!|
| Can a snapshot truly capture the spirit and essence of a place in every instance? The privilege and opportunity of the visual artist is to make seen the unseen! A spirit is felt more then seen, so why not alter the visual to create more feeling. However, over-processing and shoddy technique can destroy the effect quicker then the straight image.|
| AAA - fantastic, magic, beautiful, a realy excellent picture, contratulation.|